Airshow Shots - how to get the best ?

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  1. hyakuhei

    hyakuhei TPF Noob!

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    Hi All,

    I'm really looking forward to the Royal Internation Air Tattoo this year. The main difference for me being that this year I am interested in Photography!

    I have a 300D with a few lenses but I'll bt using my Sigma APO f4 70-300m at the airshow.

    I was wondering if an ND or GND filter might help the shots ?

    Taking photos of small relatively dark planes on a bright background cant be easy.... usually the sky is blue at RIAT, it has been white before.

    What do you guys suggest for getting great airshow shots (budget *is* an issue here....all options considered though)

    Cheers
    -Rob
     
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    Hi,
    I asked the same question a few weeks back and I got some great replies. Sorry I don't know how to set up a link directly to the post but it's in the beginners place, entitled Airshow Photography Questions.

    I'll let you know how good the advice was, I'm going to Legends this weekend.
     
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    hehe - no you dont ;-) thanks for the pointer I'll look it up myself
     
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    Manually set your exposure by taking a reading of grass in the area, or a neutral colored building. Set the exposure and start shooting. Check your exposure every 1/2 hour or so and verify it has not changed due to cloud cover or other conditions that might alter light intensity. If your panning technique is good a shutter of 1/500 or 1/1000 is good and let the aperture fall where it may.
     

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